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December 18, 2013

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CHCI Has Moved to Its Interim HQ

December 9, 2013

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Dear CHCI Friends and Supporters,

On December 1, CHCI officially relocated to its new interim space at 300 M Street, SE in Washington, D.C., Suite 510. With this step, we will continue searching for new headquarters to house a 21st Century Leadership Center. We look forward to engaging all our stakeholders as we embark on Building Our Future, Together.

We would like to give special thanks to our staff for their hard work and our friends at Dell for their generous contribution of temporary office space while we make this historic transition!

New Interim Address:
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
300 M Street, SE, Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20003

CHCI Fellows Meet with Fast for Families

December 9, 2013

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On December 6, the CHCI Fellows had the opportunity to meet the newest fasters from the Fast for Families, aimed at promoting action from legislators in regards to immigration reform. Our fellows gained unprecedented access into the fasters'plight to fix the country’s broken immigration system. Join us in support of these brave individuals who through their sacrifice are actively changing the sentiments surrounding this contested issue. Read more

Become a Mentor of the Next Generation of Latino Leaders

December 5, 2013

Mentors at R2L D.C. 2013

Over 200 Latino professionals and college students have supported the Mentoring Power Hour sessions at R2L events  across the country this year. CHCI is currently seeking individuals interested in helping to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by serving as mentors at its upcoming R2L college-going event in Los Angeles. One hour of your time can have a significant impact on the lives of Latino high school students as they prepare to pursue a higher education. We hope that we can count on you to invest a small amount of your time and energy to help us accomplish our mission to educate, motivate, and empower Latino youth. Read more

Apply Now for the CHCI Fellowship Programs

December 5, 2013

CHCI is offering exceptional Latino college and post-graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experiences in a vast array of public policy arenas such as education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program.  Read more

Graduate Fellowship Deadline: 2/15/2014 • Public Policy Fellowship Deadline: 2/21/2014

2013 Fall Congressional Internship Program Graduation Ceremony

December 5, 2013

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On November 24, CHCI proudly celebrated the 2013 Fall Congressional Internship Program Graduation Ceremony, honoring the 2013 CHCI Fall Congressional Interns (CIP). These 24 future Latino leaders were treated to a wonderful ceremony held at the Rayburn Gold Room to celebrate the completion of the eight-week program. The ceremony was attended by a variety of special guests. CHCI Chairman, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa and CHCI President & CEO, Esther Aguilera, opened the program with some remarks emphasizing the importance of higher education and perseverance. Read more

The 2013 Fall Congressional Internship Program Graduation Ceremony and Networking Reception was made possible by the generous support of Walmart, UPS, Ford Foundation, CIT, and Azteca América.

CHCI Latino Leadership Networking Reception

December 4, 2013

Join CHCI and the CHCI Alumni Association for the CHCI Latino Leadership Networking Reception on Friday, December 13, at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to connect the talented alumni of our respective organizations and the diverse coalition of nonprofit, private and public sector partners to advance Latino leadership in our nation’s Capital. Read more

Students in the Bronx are Ready to Lead (R2L)

December 3, 2013

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Over 150 students and mentors joined CHCI for a tremendous day of leadership and learning at R2L New York, held on Saturday, November 23 at Lehman College in the Bronx. In addition to their workshops on college planning, leadership, and financial literacy, participants had the opportunity to hear from two members of Congress. Rep. José Serrano addressed the students during the morning session and Rep. Charles Rangel joined the students for the start of the Mentoring Power Hour. Both leaders encouraged the students not to be bystanders, but to be leaders. Read more

R2L New York was made possible by the generous support of State Farm, Popular Community Bank, The Bronx Institute at Lehman College, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Hispanic National Bar Association and New York Life.

Join Us on November 14 for the 2013 CHCI Fall Congressional Internship Graduation Ceremony

November 7, 2013

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CHCI cordially invites you to attend the 2013 Fall Congressional Internship Program Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, November 14, at the Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room). Join us in congratulating the 2013 Fall Congressional Internship class as they conclude their eight week program and return to their respective communities as CHCI Alumni. Read more

CHCI Thanks Its Cornerstone Donors For Their Commitment to Building Our Future, Together

November 6, 2013

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As we prepare to make the transition to our new interim home, we would like to thank once again our cornerstone donors Anheuser-BuschBank of AmericaDell, PepsiCo, State Farm, and Toyota for their historic support. Together with CHCI, these five companies have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building our future and furthering the organization’s mission of increasing Hispanic representation in leadership and highly-skilled professional roles in Washington, D.C., and across the country. Read more